Abdurakhmonov (PhD, 2002, Institute of Genetics and Plant Experimental Biology, Academy of Sciences of Uzbekistan) is professor, Center of Genomics and Bioinformatics, Uzbekistan. He is a founder and director of the Center of Genomics and Bioinformatics, Uzbekistan. His research areas include plant genomics, marker-assisted selection, transgenomics, proteomics and bioinformatics. Abdurakhmonov currently serves as associate editors in several international and national scientific journals on plant sciences. He is a member of Executive Board of International Cotton Researchers Association (ICRA), USA and Executive Board member (Presidium) of Supreme Attestation Committee at the Cabinet of Ministers of Uzbekistan. He has received 2010 TWAS prize in agriculture, Uzbekistan government award Chest Badge “Sign of Uzbekistan” in 2010, and ICAC Cotton Researcher of the Year 2013. He was elected a co-chair/chair of “Comparative Cenomics and Bioinformatics” workgroup (2015) of ICGI.